We talk about Miatas with two Miata drivers, Jim Tramontano (No Money Motorsports
) & Dave Peters (HPDEjunkie
Jim created No Money Motorsports - A site with the primary goal to get folks on track, as much as possible, by spending as little money as possible. He started autocrossing in 2007, started track days by volunteering with NASA in 2012 and moved up the HPDE ranks in his Daily Driver Miata. He's in his 5th year racing Spec Miata
with NASA Northeast
Dave (Episode 16
) created a website, HPDEjunkie
, the most inclusive and most current listing of HPDE / Track Days and Open Track events for North America.
We discuss their cars, how they built them, and get their advice on set ups and more.
Setting tire pressures, alignments, and suspension settings all get discussed. Dave's tire pressure tip - use white marker to highlight the tiny triangles on the shoulder of your tires to see if you are going past that point. If you are, increase the tire pressure. If you aren't close to the triangles, reduce the tire pressure.
Where to go for Miata advice and parts? Talk with other Miata drivers at a track day and see who's running well. Talk with them and see where they source their parts.
If you race your Miata be sure to check out the Mazda Motorsports
website for . Connect with Jim:
Web: nomoneymotorsports.comConnect with Dave:
Thanks for listening and taking an interest in growing grassroots racing. The Late To Grid podcast shares the stories and inspiration that help listeners along their motorsports journey. Want to start to do track days, HPDE events, and eventually race? Our guests share their advice to help you.